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Old 01-19-2008, 08:45 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I am in the market for a new clutch and I now have a 9 tower primary ( 01 zr 600 apv ) and I found a clutch for 230$ its a CAT clutch but its a 6 tower uncalibrated. I was hoping to use my weights and spring but starting to question if thats an option.
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Old 01-19-2008, 08:55 PM   #2 (permalink)
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If the clutch has the proper taper for your engine it will work.The spider shims might need to be changed if the updated part number for your sled does not match the clutch part number.
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Old 01-19-2008, 10:43 PM   #3 (permalink)
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I have a 6-tower on my 01 600VEV. It was off a Bearcat 4-stroke. I had to get shims removed from it because it was throwing my rpms off. Once the shims were removed, my engagement went up 500rpm if I remember correctly.

I can't say by swapping your weights/spring to that 6-tower would be the same as the 9, but I would wager it would be.
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Old 01-20-2008, 06:10 AM   #4 (permalink)
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ive put parts from a 9 tower into a 6 post, and never had problems. there interchangable as far as ive found
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Old 01-20-2008, 07:33 AM   #5 (permalink)
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I just did a clutch swap this year. Went from a 9 tower to a 6 tower. And this is on my 01 600 also. Everything went smooth. Bought it at catdeals.com


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Old 01-20-2008, 10:35 AM   #6 (permalink)
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just did mine last week, all parts interchangeable between two as far as springs and weights. 6 is a bit beefier has wider rollers and better bushings its an upgrade. should come with new pins and shims. get right size 30 or 33mm. after checking online-call, I find you sometimes get a better deal,cat stuff off ebay I called endded up paying 229.95 delivered saved 10.00
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Old 01-20-2008, 06:04 PM   #7 (permalink)
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I just put a 6 tower on a '01 zl500 had to swap the starter ring gear, weights and spring are interchangeable
the 6 is a direct replacement as was stated earlier. I picked one up at r.v. sports 229 plus shipping.
make sure weight bushings are ok before reusing them. also for 18 put a new spring in it the old ones
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Old 01-20-2008, 11:27 PM   #8 (permalink)
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Thanks for the info , It nice not running into problems later after you have the clutch on the bench. I found this clutch at catdeals as well. Be for xmas it was 200 $ just a while back it was 279$ NOW ITS 229$ Yeah might not be a bad idea to change the spring as well. I will run it by the finance commity. pray for more snow.
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Old 01-20-2008, 11:56 PM   #9 (permalink)
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i would definitely do it, those 9 tower clutches always crack, and can fly apart (dangerous!)
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I have a 6-tower on my 01 600VEV. It was off a Bearcat 4-stroke. I had to get shims removed from it because it was throwing my rpms off. Once the shims were removed, my engagement went up 500rpm if I remember correctly.

I can't say by swapping your weights/spring to that 6-tower would be the same as the 9, but I would wager it would be.[/b]
Are you talking the shims behind the spider, that afects the side clearance of the belt?
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